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GSA's Martha Dorris Earns Coveted Executive of the Year Award

Federal Technology Leader Honored for Work Toward Collaborative Government

GSA #10639

October 23, 2009
Contact: Steve Hoffman, (202) 501-1221
steve.hoffman@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — Martha Dorris, Deputy Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services at the U.S. General Services Administration, was honored October 22 by Government Computer News as its Civilian Agency Executive of the Year.

Dorris was recognized for her role in using new technology to promote transparency and encourage citizen engagement with the federal government. Dorris leads the award-winning USA.gov, the official website of the federal government. She also oversees GobiernoUSA.gov and Web 2.0 delivery channels such as GovGab.gov, a federal blog, GSA’s National Contact Center and publication distribution function, and GSA’s intergovernmental and international outreach. 

Combined, the Office of Citizen Services touched citizens directly more than 245 million times in FY 2009, including phone calls, emails, publications and website visits. In addition, Dorris provides visionary leadership governmentwide to improve the delivery of government information and services to the public.

“This award is a great honor,” said Dorris. “It recognizes the hard work and dedication of the many GSA leaders and employees who are passionate about connecting citizens to government.”

Government Computer News’ Executives of the Year are selected by the publication's editorial board to recognize individuals that have shown innovation, dedication and excellence in their achievements during the past year.

The awards were presented at a gala in Washington on October 22, attended by more than 1,000 senior leaders in government technology and executives from government contractors nationwide. According to GCN, each recipient has made a significant impact this past year through leadership and by example, in showing how information technology can be more effectively harnessed by the government. 

“People who work for the public gain a tremendous amount of fulfillment and success, and I am no exception,” said Dorris. “Public service is an important and satisfying career path.”

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  • Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles. 
  • GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
  • GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

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